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To be honest, I spend so much time reading other people's manuscripts I have joined another blog hop group that requires weekly posts from your WIP to force myself to WRITE!
Why? Because I was using that as an excuse to avoid taking a long, hard look at my own manuscript. Frankly, it has more wrong than right. I won't be throwing it all away, but I will be using a hacksaw rather than a red pen.
It hurts to face this truth, but I finally did. I am shocked at how liberated I feel. Now if I can just get past my other fear...what if I just don't have what it takes any more? Eeeeeeck!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
IWSG awesome co-hosts for the August 5th posting will be Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!
8/5/2015 01:09:31 am
I hear you about those revisions. I've just spent nearly 2 months on the first 2 chapters of a little novel trying to figure out how to fix what was wrong with it. Finally I got it done and now I'm already working on chapter 5. But what torture it is. Revising is simply not my favorite thing to do when it comes to writing.
8/5/2015 10:08:46 am
Thanks, Bish. Yup, it's getting past those road blocks, for sure.
8/5/2015 06:21:16 am
8/5/2015 10:19:39 am
Thanks for the support, Pat. I love that about this group. So much encouragement. It's so nice to feel like I'm not the only one who has ever experienced these things.
8/5/2015 10:02:02 am
So, I'm kind of in the same mindset of taking fear out of the equation. I used to (and sometimes still do) get quite panicky over things. But you've got to get past that. It's not going to be a spotless life - and it shouldn't be. Just believe in yourself and do your best. :)
8/5/2015 10:28:56 am
C.G. you said it. It's all about getting past it. Wow, so glad I'm not the only one.
8/5/2015 03:15:41 pm
You're in a great place! I always get terrified of major revisions, but once I get through them, it's amazing to see how a manuscript can shape up. Love your picture--keep going!
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